ARM Enables Energy-Aware Coding with the ARM Energy Probe and DS-5 Toolchain
ARM announced today at Embedded World 2012 a new tools solution to promote widespread energy-efficient software optimization across the Linux and Android™ communities. The new ARM® Energy Probe is used by the ARM Streamline™ Performance Analyzer to capture power consumption data alongside software activity. This enables developers to visualize and optimize the impact of their software on the system energy footprint.
The solution, based on the ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5™) toolchain, offers reduced total cost of ownership and simplified setup to permit wide deployment among application and system software developers. The Energy Probe does not depend on additional in-circuit emulators or trace units and can monitor up to three power rails simultaneously, correlating in time power data, processor performance counters, OS performance metrics, and software hotspots.
Increased mobility requirements, ecological conscience and soaring energy costs have all helped to reshape the electronics industry in recent years into a quest for the best performance-per-Joule. Energy efficiency, however, is not only the responsibility of hardware and firmware engineers any longer, as applications and middleware now tend to consume most of the energy budget. The Energy Probe bridges the gap between high-level software energy awareness and the hardware-centric power profiling solutions available today.
See an energy-aware DS-5 toolchain performance analysis demo at:
Embedded World - February 28 to March 1st 2012
ARM Energy Probe is available for sale now.
Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany Evaluate the DS-5 toolchain today by downloading it from www.arm.com/ds5
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